2024 Tuition Fees (GST Inclusive)*

ProgrammeNormal durationTotal Programme Fee (NZD$)
Foundation Studies Certificate2 trimesters (8 months)$24,915
UTP: Commerce3 trimesters (1 year)$32,150
UTP: Science3 trimestersĀ (1 year)$36,750
UTP: Engineering3 trimestersĀ (1 year)$39,800

Student Services Levy and Insurance

Other Fees and Charges (2024)Fees (NZ$)
Student Services Levy (annual)$1,100.00
Medical and travel insurance (annual fee for a single student with no dependants.)$810.00

*Subject to change depending on chosen study plan


  • To secure your student visa, you must pay the tuition fees for your entire year of study with UCIC, before your programme of study begins. If you are required to repeat a course this will incur an additional fee per course. Fees are correct as at the time of printing, UCIC reserves the right to vary its fees at any time.
  • Medical and Travel Insurance: International students are required to ensure they have Medical and Travel Insurance for the duration of their stay in New Zealand. Please contact your agent or UCIC admissions for further details.

Other Expenses

  • Students will need to budget up to $1,000 NZD for textbooks and course materials.
  • Living Costs: The cost of living in New Zealand is comparable to other western countries. Your budget will depend on the type of lifestyle and accommodation you choose. For further information on cost of living, please seeĀ canterbury.ac.nz/get-started/fees/cost-of-living. Generally, in addition to your tuition fees, please consider that you will need to cover the cost for:
    • Accommodation
    • Transport
    • Airfares
    • Entertainment
    • Food
    • Clothing
    • Stationery
    • Visa fees